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Standard Mental Health First Aid

Course Summary of (SMHFA) Standard Mental Health First Aid

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course is a 12 hour course and is for any interested adult. With this course, you will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crises resolves. Evidence has consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illness, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.


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Mental Health Problems covered are: Depression, Psychosis, Anxiety problems and Substance use problems.Mental Health Crisis covered are: Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Non-suicidal self-injury, Severe psychotic states, Aggressive behaviours, Panic attacks, Traumatic events, Severe effects from alcohol/drug use.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

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Large groups and onsite pricing vary, please speak to one of our friendly staff to discuss the options available.

  • Entry Requirements: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Any adult can attend.
  • Minimum Age: 18 years and above.
  • Course Duration: 2 days (12 hours)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements:

Learners will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills such as read information from a PowerPoint, listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking instructor.

Certification Issued: Certificate is issued by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On successful completion of the post training assessment, a certification is issued as an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification. Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia ( )

Certificate Validity: Three years from the date of issue. Refresher training is required after 3 years. In the sixth year, the full course must be completed again.

Course Includes: A standard Mental Health First Aid Course workbook

Further Information: If you need further information regarding this course, you can email us on or call our friendly staff on 0260234310.